Croydon Events & News at 2 July

Monday 6 July. Tech City Getting Code Clubs into Schools

From youth to adult education, from apprenticeship programmes to full-time jobs, Croydon Tech City wants to make sure every South London resident has the opportunity to participate in the tech economy of the (near) future. Last year, it launched Future Tech City to support the creation of tech skills and opportunities in Croydon and the wider South London area. This event with Code Club (primary school) and Apps For Good (secondary school) will explain how to get these free coding skills providers into South London schools. If you are a teacher or governor that is interested in having extracurricular coding classes at your school (or support for teaching coding), or if you are developer interested in dedicating some spare time to teaching, please go here to sign up. Even if you’re none of the above, please do pass on the information to anyone you know who might be interested or able to contribute to our goal.

Tuesday 7 July. 6.30pm. The Power of Citizen Led Change

Lord Maurice Glasman will speak and answer questions about the power of citizen led change at a meeting organised by the Fairness and Opportunity Commission. Lord Glasman is a Labour Life Peer and Director of the London Metropolitan University’s Faith and Citizenship Programme. Community Space – Bernard Weatherill House. Mint Walk. London Croydon, CR0 GB. If you have any questions and to attend please contact

Thursday, 16 July. 7-9pm. Croydon Communities Consortium Annual General Meeting

Update on CCC’s activities in the past year. Election of new committee. Tea and coffee will be served from 7pm.

If you are unable to attend but would like your apologies noted, please email

Please book a free place to help cater for numbers. Details, papers and any updates will appear on our website.

St Michael’s Church Hall, Poplar Walk, CR0 1UA.

Thursday 23 July. 10am-1pm. Re-Launch of Croydon’s Mental Health Forum

Hear about ideas to bring about better mental health and well being.  CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Rd, CR0 2TB.

Monday 27 July & 24 August.  7.30pm. Croydon Assembly Environment Forum

Among the issues being considered are: air pollution, climate change, defending open spaces, traffic generation, the incinerator, carbon reduction, and street lighting. Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 1BD.

Landlord group instigates judicial review to try and overturn Croydon’s licensing scheme

Anti-scheme landlord Robert Ward comments on Croydon Citizen

Croydon Cyclists want more improvements along Wellesley Rd

Web based premature farewell tour of the Whitgift Centre

Lendlease to build Ruskin Square office block

Central Parade New Addington’s new look

Croydon’s corporate state leaders say expand Gatwick

Croydon’s corporate state  leaders are urging the Government to back expansion of Gatwick Airport rather than Heathrow as recommended by the Airports Commission.

Croydon Councillors Support Labour Austerity Programme Candidate

Several Croydon Labour Councillors attending the Labour Party Local Government Conference have signed up to support Liz Kendall to be Labour Leader. Along with all the candidates bar Jeremy Corbyn Kendall supports a modified version of Tory austerity.



About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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